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dc.contributor.other William Walton es
dc.contributor.other Fenella Fielding es
dc.contributor.other Michael Flanders es
dc.contributor.other Academy of St Martin in the Fields es
dc.contributor.other William Bennett es
dc.contributor.other Jack Brymer es
dc.contributor.other Hale Hambleton es
dc.contributor.other Stephen Trier es
dc.contributor.other John Wilbraham es
dc.contributor.other Tristan Fry es
dc.contributor.other Kenneth Heath es
dc.contributor.other Rose Pople es
dc.contributor.other Sir Neville Marriner es
dc.contributor.other City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Louis Frémaux es
dc.coverage.spatial London, England es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-09T16:30:30Z
dc.date.available 2012
dc.date.available 2013-07-09T16:30:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2013-07-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3415
dc.description.abstract Occupying an important historical position between his better-known colleagues Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, William Walton is seen by many as the first modern British composer to approach the brilliance and vitality which characterized English music during Handel's day. Born in northwest England during the first years of the twentieth century, Walton was the son of a choirmaster, and appropriately, served as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral at Oxford from 1912 to 1918. Studies at the university itself proved unsatisfying, and William left Oxford without a degree in 1920, relying instead upon the patronage of the Sitwell family, who had befriended the young composer. Through the influence of this affluent and well-known family, Walton was able to break into the London music scene, and by 1922 his chamber piece Façade had achieved some popularity with the concert-going public. A performance of his comic overture Portsmouth Point in Zurich in 1926, and Paul Hindemith's championing of his Viola Concerto in 1929 helped introduce Walton music into the European music scene. The famous Belshazzar's Feast for chorus and orchestra soon followed, and the 1930s brought with commissions from well-known musical figures, including Jascha Heifetz, who asked the composer to write him a Violin Concerto in 1939. Walton spent much of World War II composing music for films, including Next of Kin and The Foreman Went to France. In 1948, he moved to Ischia, a small island off of Naples, and he was knighted in 1951. In 1954, after many years of effort, his grand opera Troilus and Cressida was produced at Covent Garden; unfortunately, the work has not received the attention it deserves. Walton composed prolifically until the end of his life, fulfilling commissions for such notables as George Szell, Gregor Piatigorsky and Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1973, he conducted a fiftieth anniversary performance of Facade. While never again achieving the degree of public and critical acclaim which he enjoyed before the World War II, he was nevertheless able to live comfortably on Ischia, where he died in 1983. Although he was overshadowed in the latter half of his career by Benjamin Britten, Walton was never the old-fashioned reactionary (a frequent, but unjust, accusation). Much like his contemporaries Poulenc and Prokofiev, Walton was at heart an expressive, lyric composer who refused to subjugate this natural ability to the "modernist" tendencies that the press berated him for not embracing. His music is a sparkling synthesis of old and new, the greatest examples of which can be found in the two Symphonies (1935 and 1960), and the Viola (1929), Violin (1939) and Cello (1956) Concertos. © Blair Johnston, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD6-- Façade An Entertainment (with poems / Edith Sitwell) ; Fanfare, Hornpipe, En Famille, Mariner Man, Long Steel Grass, Through gilded trellises, Tango-pasodoble (I do like to be beside the seaside), Lullaby for Jumbo, Black Mrs Behemoth, Tarantella, A Man from a Far Countree, By the Lake, Country Dance, Polka, Four in the morning, Something lies beyond the scene, Valse, Jodelling Song, Scotch Rhapsody, Popular Song, Old Sir Faulk (Fox-trot), Sir Beelzebub-- Façade Two Suites for Orchestra ; Fanfare (Suite II No. 1, Scotch Rhapsody (suite II No. 2), Valse (Suite II No. 2), Tango-Pasodoble (Suite I No. 4), Swiss Jodelling Song (Suite I No. 3 ), Country Dance (Suite 2 No. 3), Polka (Suite I No. 1), Noche espagnole (Suite II No. 4), Popular Song (Suite II No. 5), Old Sir Faulk (suite II No. 6), Tarantella ‘Sevillana’ (Suite I No. 5)-- The Wise Virgins Ballet Suite (J.S. Bach orch Walton) ; What God Hath done is rifhtly done ‘Vivace Assai’ (From Cantata 99), Lord hear my longing, See what His love can do, Ah! How ephemeral, Sheep may safely graze, Praise be to God-- es
dc.format.extent 79:32 min. es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (79 min., 32 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 808668144 es
dc.subject.lcsh Orchestral Music es
dc.title Walton The Collector's Edition es
dc.title.alternative William Walton The Collector's Edition es
dc.title.alternative Façade : The Wise Virgins es
dc.title.alternative Walton Edición Coleccionista es
dc.title.alternative William Walton Edición Coleccionista es
dc.title.alternative Fachada : Las Vírgenes Prudentes es
dc.title.alternative Façade 'An Entertainment' : Façade 'Two Suites for Orchestra' : The Wise Virgins 'Ballet Suite' es
dc.title.alternative Fachada "Un Entretenimiento' : Fachada 'Dos Suites para Orquesta' : Las Virgenes Prudentes es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder EMI Records Ltd. es
dc.identifier.classification 5099944085827 es
dc.subject.cdu Wal.03 es


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2. Façade An Entertainment - Hornpipe.mp3 1:12 1.661Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Façade An Entertainment - En famille.mp3 2:59 4.105Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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12. Façade An Entertainment - By the Lake.mp3 1:42 2.346Mb MPEG Audio mp3
13. Façade An Entertainment - Country Dance.mp3 1:52 2.559Mb MPEG Audio mp3
14. Façade An Entertainment - Polka.mp3 1:21 1.851Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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17. Façade An Entertainment - Valse.mp3 3:12 4.400Mb MPEG Audio mp3
18. Façade An Entertainment - Jodelling Song.mp3 2:10 2.966Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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20. Façade An Entertainment - Popular Song.mp3 2:00 2.752Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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34. The Wise Vi ... ssai (from Cantata 99).mp3 3:05 4.234Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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